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Cate Blanchett Gives a Heartfelt Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Feb 17 2014 - 2:00am

Cate Blanchett [1] won big at the BAFTA Awards in London on Sunday, taking home the best actress award for her portrayal of a disgraced socialite in Blue Jasmine. But for Cate, the moment wasn't all about celebrating her work. During her acceptance speech, the actress turned the spotlight on a dear friend and costar, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman [2]. "I would like to dedicate this to an actor who has been a continual, profound touchstone for me, a monumental presence who is now so sadly in absence," she said.

Cate and Philip costarred in 1999's The Talented Mr. Ripley. She attended Philip's funeral in NYC [3] on Feb. 7 and recently canceled TV appearances [4] to grieve the loss of her pal. Watch the video below to hear Cate's touching speech in its entirety.


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